Outings for April 2017

4/1 (Sat) Shelburne Farms Loop
We’ll take a walk around the Shelburne Farms. Easy hike. Wes Volk, wesvolk@gmail.com or 355-4135.

4/8 (Sat) North Country Trail in VT / Moosalamoo
Lets explore low lying x-country trails and forest roads during mud season in a National Forest. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 8 miles. 1000′ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 4/1. Adam Heckle, 802-233-8091 or theheckle@hotmail.com.

4/9 (Sun) Mansfield Forehead
Canceled due to trip leader conflict
We’ll head up Butler Lodge and Wampahoofus trails to the Mt Mansfield Forehead. Difficult hike. 6 miles. 2600′ elevation gain.

4/15 (Sat) Young Adventurers Club
The Young Adventurers Club will meet in a location tbd for play and exploration of local trails at a family-friendly pace. Please contact the leader for more details. Michelle Connor, colem2003@hotmail.com.

4/22 (Sat) Map & Compass
Learn how not to get lost in the woods. Easy workshop. Phil Hazen, 355-7181 or philhazen@comcast.net.

4/23 (Sun) Lake Iroquis Trails Russell Farm loop, Hinesburg
Trip changed due to mud season access restrictions.
We’ll explore the trails around Lake Iroquis. Easy hike. 2 miles. Beth Ruskai, ruskai@member.ams.org.

4/23 (Sun) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail bicycle
Starting from Cambridge we’ll bicycle the Lamoille Valley Rail trail to Route 15A in Morrisville, with a stop at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville on the way back. A fairly long ride, but with very easy grades. Moderate bicycle. Moderate pace. 35 miles. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

4/29 (Sat) LaPlatte River Paddle
Get ready – this is the day that historically Lake Champlain is at its highest for the year. Lets hope that means a nicely flooded LaPlatte River natural area in Shelburne. Great outing for your canoe or kayak. I will have a canoe and will try to not dump – the water will be chilly! The water moves slowly in the LaPlatte and going upstream is easy until we are faced with the inevitable logjams at which point we turn back and head into into the open waters of Shelburne Bay where we can paddle to our heart’s content. Good birding. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

4/30 (Sun) Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park
We will hike the trails on the perimeter of Niquette Bay State Park while looking for early spring wildflowers. Easy hike. Moderate pace. 3.5 miles. Group limit 15. Contact leader by 4/28. Sheri Larsen, 878-6828 or larsen007@aol.com.

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